Butterflies at Wisley yesterday

A friend and I met up at Wisley RHS garden yesterday, and went to look at the Butterflies in the Glasshouse.

We went last year, and I only managed to get images of one type of butterfly, as my camera lens steamed up for what seemed forever, and the butterflies were darting about at some pace!

This time, I tried to be patient and wait for the lens to get acustomed to the heat – trouble is, I don’t manage heat these days! That said, I did get 5 OK images, two of which I’m happy with. Tomorrow, I shall show those best two, it’s the runners up today!

My biggest problem was trying to keep my balance, and stay focussed…tricky in the heat….. Also, I was using a zoom lens which I rarely do, as I can’t use my favoured aperture for bokeh or limited depth of field




  1. Such unusual gorgeous butterflies! I do not like heat either–it knocks me out. You did great with these photos while trying to take care of yourself, and that can be tricky!

  2. Second best or not, these are still pretty wonderful, especially the blue one.

  3. They look good to me Sue, and using my technical butterfly knowledge, I like the blue one
    I’m looking forward to tomorrow too

  4. They look good enough to me, Sue. (Especially 2 and 3) I will look forward to the ones you are better pleased with.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Beautiful captures of those fascinating butterflies!

  6. Really exquisite, Sue. The blue one reminds me of a Paua-shell brooch which my mom used to wear a lot. I wonder whatever happened to it.

  7. Ah – great colours, Sue. Difficult those critters, but you really manage to catch them anyway!

  8. And here are a trio of butterfly photos, Sue. 🙂 🙂 Aren’t they incredible creatures?

  9. they are all beautiful but that last one with the light one her wings..wow!

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